‘Partygate’: the Beginning of the End for Boris Johnson?

UK PM Boris Johnson admits attending Downing Street lockdown drinks party, and so far resists calls to resign. Professor Matthew Goodwin discusses the pressure from within the Conservative Party on CBNC.

“It is important to note that this isn’t the only source of disillusionment within the Conservative Party over Boris Johnson’s leadership,” Professor Matthew Goodwin told CNBC’s “Street Signs Europe” on Wednesday.

He explains that there has been rising dis-satisfaction within the Conservative backbenches over many recent issues -tax rises, a sense that Johnson hasn’t delivered what he had promised over Brexit, his preoccupation with Net Zero and Climate Change, not priorities for Conservative voters, an absence of strategy when it comes to “leveling up” — Johnson’s often-used political slogan referring to his bid to improve infrastructure in northern England -all this before the revelations about suitcases of wine at Downing St.

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